Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dec 11: Christmas Presence credits

Garth - Go Tell It On The Mountain
Ron - Robert Farrar Capon: Advent
Sheree - O Emmanuel
Rebecca & Ron - William Gibson: Butterfingers Angel
Paul - I Heard The Bells
Ron - John Lekich: A Keen Sense of Occasion
Jeremy - Cloak Room
Ron - David Kossoff: Seth
Sheree - Silent Night
Ron - Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Christ Climbed Down
Garth - Christmas Song (Alleluia)

Ron - George Carlin: Holiday Message
Nelson - Santa Claus is Coming To Town
Ron - David Sedaris: Macy's Christmas Elf
Garth - Glory To The Earth Is Comin' Down
Sheree - No Snow
Garth & Rick - What Child Is This (instrumental)
Ron - Loren Wilkinson: Simeon
Rebecca - Mike Mason: Christmas In July
Paul In The Bleak Midwinter
Garth - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Ron - Ron Klug: Joseph's Prayer
Sheree - What Child Is This


Garth Bowen is working on a Christmas album, so we were eager to have a listen to some of those tunes, both old and brand new. In addition to the two re-conceptions of traditional tunes she played us last year, Sheree Plett brought in two Christmas tunes she's penned in the past couple weeks, and at the last minute we added her husband Jeremy Eisenhauer to the roster when we found out he had a brand new tune in his back pocket as well! And Paul Hiller (you may remember him from that hot little country swing band we had onstage for CHICKENS) brought us a gorgeous, Vince Guaraldi-inspired "I Heard The Bells" and a heartbreaking, delicate "In The Bleak Midwinter" beautifully in keeping with the gentle tone of the evening's home stretch. All ably aided and abetted by our Christmas Presence House Band - Nelson Boschman, Becca Robertson, Brett Ziegler, Kenton Wiens, Rick Colhoun and the just-barely-back-from-touring Spencer Capier.

Requested readings are posted at Oblations

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